Planting in August - GardenGrow

Broad Beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Chives (also Garden chives) Plant out (transplant) seedlings
Radish Sow seed
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow seed
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed

Planning for September

Broad Beans (also Fava bean) Sow seed
Cabbage Sow seed
Garlic Plant cloves. Garlic can overwinter. Cover with a good layer of mulch . In areas where frost persists into March/ April, expect to harvest your garlic in June/July.
Shallots (also Eschalots) Sow seed
Spinach (also English spinach) Sow seed
Turnip Sow seed

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Recent Comments

  • 29 Jul - Tim
    I've grown it in Chch before. It grew well (lots of vegetation) but I didn't get a very big harvest off it.
    in Okra
  • 29 Jul - Allykat
    I brought yams at mitre 10. The packet says planr July/August but all online info says plant in Spring. I live inland Tasman area if that helps.
    in Yam/Oca
  • 27 Jul - Deb
    Thanks that info is helpful!
    in Chives
  • 21 Jul - mini me
    I get my elephant garlic cloves started in egg trays, with a little water in the bottom . too get them to start rooting before i plant them. Its Way quicker then the fridge method. Also nothing wo...
    in Garlic
  • 15 Jul - Joanna
    Has anyone grown Okra in Christchurch? I bought seeds coz I'm curious about them but it doesn't look like they grow in our Temps?
    in Okra
  • 14 Jul - Deb
    I tried to grow yams last year without success but leaves shot up this year. I noticed some yams have grown but they have some green skin as they were on the surface or partially exposed. Are gree...
    in Yam/Oca
  • 30 Jun -
    Buy a choko and put it in your pantry until it starts sprouting.
    in Choko/Chayote

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